Oh brother anatomy -- no worries, I am not going to bore you with physically disecting the roof, we just want to peek into the makeup of the foundation, no load calculations or stress analysis here either -- this is just to present to you pictorially what is going on behind the scenes.
Roof of Your energy efficient Home /
- be structurally sound
- be good-lookung
- be weather-proof
- be cost-effective
- provide good insulation
- be resistant to natural hazards
- be functional
There are a number of options for designing the roof out there today that will meet the preceding requirements. Let us look at a brief summary of the various materials, configurations and characteristics of such a roof.
|| In-Situ Concrete
|| Field Built
|| Precast Concrete
|| Shop Built
|| Wood joists
|| Combo: Shop & Field
|| Steel joists
| Straw Bale
|| Wood Frame / Truss
|| Steel Frame / Truss
|| Laminate Construction
| Autoclaved Concrete
|| Light Gage Steel
|| Structurally Adhesed
|| ICF (Insulating Concrete Form)
|| SIP (Structural Insulated Panel)
|| Engineered Lumber
||Stressed Skin Construction
It behoves all of us to use energy wisely. And with the enormous increase in energy prices, it also makes economic sense. Typical roof configuration options will include some of the following ...
which have a number of variants with unique characteristics and features. The options that provide more energy eficient solutions are gaining in popularity over the traditional plain vanilla ones.
- nominally flat roof
- low-pitch roof
- pitched roof
- pitched roof with hips, valleys, dormers
- roof with sky-light(s)
At Energy Efficient Building Network, we can help you with the roof design-build requirements of your energy efficient building project.
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- Energy Efficient Roof Structure
- Roof Finish
- Design of Roof Structure
- Design of Roof Structural Components
- Design of Roof Insulation
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